Category: AutoFocus

EXCLUSIVE Great Wall Motor to shift some India investment to Brazil after approval delays -sources

Summary In 2020, Great Wall unveiled plans to invest $1 bln in India Part of the $1 bln being re-allocated to Brazil -sources Firm close to buying plant in Brazil amid global push -sources Great Wall committed to India but cautious over delays -sources NEW DELHI/BEIJING, Aug 11 […]

Maruti lines up Rs 18,000 cr investment for new manufacturing plant in Haryana

New Delhi, Jul 14: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) is planning to invest around Rs 18,000 crore on a new manufacturing facility in Haryana, as per a top company official. The new plant would replace the company’s Gurugram-based facility and is expected to have an installed […]

AUTOSHOW Chip shortage casts shadow over China’s auto industry recovery

A global shortage of semiconductors is hitting autos production in China, jeopardising hopes the world’s biggest car market might spearhead a recovery in the sector, industry executives warn. Automakers around the world have had to adjust assembly lines due to the shortages, caused by manufacturing delays that some […]

India guards against virus at car show dominated by Chinese firms

NEW DELHI – India will press ahead with its biennial auto show this week with local staff replacing representatives of Chinese automakers that will showcase cutting-edge electric vehicles and connected cars despite travel disruption from the caronavirus outbreak. With the death toll from the virus outbreak in China […]

Automakers in India demand tax cuts, analysts slash forecasts as sales plummet

NEW DELHI – India’s passenger vehicles sales are set to fall for a tenth consecutive month in August, forcing analysts to slash their 2019 sales forecasts and strengthening the automakers’ case for tax cuts to boost demand. Sales data from India’s top six car makers, including Suzuki Motor […]

US investigating Kia, Hyundai over ‘non-crash fires’

US authorities said Monday that they have opened two separate investigations into automakers Kia and Hyundai after receiving more than 3,100 complaints of “non-crash fires” affecting vehicles from both manufacturers. The incidents are linked to one death and more than 100 injuries to date, according to the National […]

Electrics, compacts and SUVs share stage at Geneva auto show

FRANKFURT, Germany — Carmakers are hoping to give consumers a glimpse of the future at this year’s Geneva auto show as they roll out new electric cars and try to re-energize an industry facing serious challenges on several fronts. The Geneva International Motor Show is taking place against […]